Since most of us have been spending more time at home than usual, it is only natural that we are evaluating how content we are with the aesthetics of our homes more than ever. Now summer has arrived, our gardens are becoming an important extra space to escape to when we need some fresh air, but still want to remain in the comfort and safety of our own homes.

Hudson Valley Lighting Group (HVLG) have a wonderful range of outdoor lighting to accommodate to any style and preference, helping you to transform your outdoor environment by brightening it up with their timeless, elegant designs.

Unsure of how to choose the perfect outside lighting fixture? HVLG have given an insight into their top tips to make sure you pick the fixture for you, whether it be that you require lighting for a balcony, landscaped garden, or summer beach home.

Style It Right

The exterior of your home plays an important role in choosing the perfect outdoor light fixtures. Is the style of your home more traditional or modern? Does it have features from a certain period? Take some time to reflect on this to so that you choose fixtures for your space that are appropriate, ensuring you and your guests feel welcome. A space that contains products that don’t fit with the style of the home will produce a more unsettling atmosphere. Often overlooked, post exterior lights are a nice addition to the front of the home that will create a grounding presence.

Perfect for both a modern or traditional property with its timeless, smart and sleek design, the Beckham fixture will add an elegant and classy feel to your outdoor space. Choose from a black forged iron finish to add a bit of warmth for those cool nights spent outside, or a polished stainless finish to brighten up your area.

Proportions are a Priority

The majority of exterior lights come in different sizes; this is called ‘families’ of the design. Before you purchase a light fixture, take its basic measurements and check how it will fit against the surface where you plan to install it. Proportions are a crucial aspect when choosing lighting; if you select a fixture that is too big or small for the area, it will upset the atmosphere of your space.

Patience is a Virtue

Most fixtures can be fitted easily by yourself or with the help of one more person, assuming that J-boxes are in place or you are replacing existing lights. Ensure that you take the right precautions; the most important steps being to turn off the power and making sure the light has cooled down before going forward. In the case of adding new non-existing lights to a space, hiring an electrician is essential.

Location, Location, Location

When searching for outdoor lighting, a key tip is to acquire finish materials that will be appropriate for the particular environment. For example, beach homes can be difficult as cheap fixtures can weather and be destroyed by the salt in the air. Remember to look for wet location labels, especially when adding pendant fixtures to an outdoor living area. If you have a patio area and it is exposed to bad weather conditions causing damp, your fixture will not work.

To enjoy those summer evenings in your beach home, why not try the Atwater fixture? With a vintage brass finish and lighting effect reminiscent of a fire, this fixture will add a warm, welcoming ambiance to your outdoor space. Choose from two styles depending on your need: a traditional sconce or elegant pendant.

About Hudson Valley Lighting Group

For more than thirty years, Hudson Valley Lighting Group have been designing and manufacturing luxury lighting with quality at the core of their values. Founder David Littman best emphasises the importance of this: “We design and build beautiful fixtures for people who put quality first—for people who are not willing to trade off that increasingly rare characteristic.”

HVLG’s four industry-recognised brands all share a few common values: the desire for excellence, a design-driven culture, concern for ever-changing environmental considerations, and a dedication the highest levels of quality. With thanks to their deep network of engineering skills and capabilities, HVLG’s brands go above and beyond with each new collection while responding with ease to changing market demands.

The luxury lighting company can adapt seamlessly to any need and has something to offer for every space, whether you want to add a welcoming feature light to a room for entertaining, or brighten up a room that is lacking that elegant touch, HVLG’s diverse range of styles has it all. The brand’s many collections embody timeless design, and so will transform any space from a contemporary or traditional aesthetic to more industrial spaces.